Events on forced labour

September 2015

  1. Expert workshop "Measuring Modern Slavery" - Second Meeting

    7 - 8 September 2015

    This meeting is a follow up of the first meeting in April 2015, and its objective is to sharing survey instruments already used and the measurement framework used to measure forced labour.

June 2015

  1. Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment: Regulation and enforcement models

    24 June 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will present the main results of ILO and UNODC studies, and member States, workers and employers’ representatives and other key stakeholders will share practices to foster fair recruitment, prevent human trafficking and reduce the costs of labour migration.

  2. 50 for Freedom: Sign up to end modern slavery

    12 June 2015 - 31 December 2018

  3. Severe labour exploitation in the EU

    2 June 2015

    FRA will launch the report from its ‘Severe labour exploitation in the EU’ project at a high-level event at the Council of the EU on 2 June in Brussels.

May 2015

  1. Work in Freedom Programme Update

    27 May 2015

    The Work in Freedom Update and UK Stakeholder Meeting is an annual event intended to brief UK stakeholders engaged in the fight against modern slavery on progress with the Work in Freedom Programme. It is also an opportunity for others to share latest developments or emerging evidence in the field. Work in Freedom is a five year, UK-funded initiative to combat trafficking of women in South Asia and the Middle East. The programme is delivered by the International Labour Organisation, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and other global and local partners.

  2. Labour Migration Academy (trilingual course)

    18 - 29 May 2015

    This global training activity on international labour migration reviews and analyses key issues, strategies, policies and tools for better governance of international labour migration, linking migration and development, and promoting the protection of rights of migrant workers and their families.. In addition to plenary sessions the academy offers the possibility to participants through elective courses to analyze as well in-depth key topics related to labour migration. The academy will therefore give a broad overview of the different challenges and opportunities related to international labour migration, but it will also give the opportunity to participants to tailor-made the reinforcement of their capacities according to their specific needs.

April 2015

  1. Expert workshop "Measuring Modern Slavery"

    27 - 28 April 2015

    The key objectives of these two days of consultation are to take stock of the current state of knowledge of tools and methodologies; to analyse the current limitations and challenges faced; to discuss the need for a unique operational definition of forced labour and for criteria for identifying modern slavery situations; and to identify partnerships and opportunities for further collaboration.

  2. Course "Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking"

    20 - 24 April 2015

    The main objective of the course is to train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking for labour exploitation. The course addresses the different stages of the process (inspecting workplaces, interviewing victims, gathering evidence), with a focus on the private sector (textile, agriculture, domestic work, etc.).

  3. Training on Labour Dimensions of Trafficking in Persons in Malaysia

    8 - 10 April 2015

    Labour inspectors of the MOHR and other stakeholders participated in the training course on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons in Malaysia with an aim to better understand and identify indicators of forced labour in labour exploitation situations.

March 2015

  1. Consultation Meeting on Qualitative Assessment of Returnees Migrant Domestic Workers in Indonesia

    31 March 2015

    The Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families (GAP-MDW) organized a consultation meeting to provide a space for national constituents to share inputs and perspectives on proposal research on returned migrant domestic workers in Indonesia. The study aims to document through a qualitative survey the working conditions and forced labour risks faced by Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia and their reintegration challenges.